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How to correctly cleanup WSUS server

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Problem A typical WSUS server is getting more and more updates over time and disk space needed for those updates is growing. Unfortunately the integrated Cleanup Wizard does only half of the work needed, to really cleanup the WSUS server from unnecessary updates. Solution Decline superseded updates Open WSUS admin console and go to “All Updates”. Change “Approval” to “Any… Read more »

Create SAN certificate request for IIS web servers

Open certificate MMC snap-in on the server. Click on “Personal” -> “All Tasks” -> “Advanced Operations” -> “Create custom request” Click “Next” on the certificate enrollment wizard. Select “Proceed without enrollment policy” and click “Next”. Choose “(No template) CNG key” and “PKCS #10” as request format and click “Next”. On the certificate information page, click on “Details” and the click… Read more »

How to install Cumulative Update on Lync 2013 servers

Download Cumulative Update Please download the most recent Cumulative Update. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36820 Update Lync Frontend servers Log on the the first Front-End server with an account with proper permissions and run the Lync Server Management Shell Run the following command: Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState Stop all Lync services: Stop-CsWindowsService –Graceful Check if all services are stopped or if any calls are still active, running… Read more »

Adding Google as IE search provider

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Problem With Windows Update KB3038314 Microsoft “introduced” the problem, that you’re no longer able to add new search providers to Internet Explorer. Solution Solution 1 Uninstall Windows Update with no. KB3038314. Restart your computer. Now try to add Google search to IE. It should work. http://www.iegallery.com/en-us/Addons/Details/813 Visit Windows Update and reinstall the update. Solution 2 Copy the text below, save… Read more »

Backup and restore Shares and NTFS permissions

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Backup shares (GUI) Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe). Open the following registry location: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares Right-click “Shares” key and select “Export”. Give it any filename you prefer such as “SharePermissions.reg”. Backup shares (Command) Open command prompt. Type the following command: reg export HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares SharePermissions.reg Restore shares Double-click the exported file named “SharePermissions.reg” OR Type the following command: reg import SharePermissions.reg Backup NTFS… Read more »

Performing AD Schema Updates

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Disable AD Replication Before you start to update your AD Schema (for example to prepare AD for Installation of Exchange Servers) you should disable AD replication on your AD Schema master. repadmin /options mydc01.domain.com +DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL +DISABLE_INBOUND_REPL sc.exe \\mydc01.domain.com STOP NTFRS sc.exe \\mydc01.domain.com CONFIG NTFRS START= DISABLED Enable AD Replication repadmin /options mydc01.domain.com -DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL -DISABLE_INBOUND_REPL sc.exe \\mydc01.domain.com CONFIG NTFRS START= AUTOMATIC… Read more »

Recreate deleted RODC NTDS connection

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Problem You may have accidentially deleted the RODC NTDS connection, which is typically named “RODC Connection (FRS)”. Even tought deleting this connection is normally not possible without removing the “protect deletion” flag, the object no longer exists. Solution You have two option to recreate the RODC NTDS connection. Demote and repromote the RODC. Manually recreate the NTDS object. Since demoting… Read more »